When your team is “in the zone,” your shop should run like a well-oiled machine. With repair tracking software, you can achieve the ultimate state of flow—your team moves fluidly through the repair process and your customers drive away happy!
A reliable labor guide is the building block for securing solid labor profit margins and growing your business. As you’re evaluating different labor guides, look for these key features, including realtime updates and ease-of-use.
Automotive scheduling software helps you keep track of every car at your shop throughout the repair process. It’s crucial that the solution you go with has several key features, including running on the cloud and integrating with other tools.
Using our unique tool, the TM-500, we tracked 500 of the industry’s top-performing auto repair shops during COVID-19. Here’s what we learned about how these auto shop owners successfully adapted their business and grew during the pandemic.
When done right, digital vehicle inspections build customer trust and loyalty, empower service writers to sell larger repair orders, and streamline your repair process. Learn how to become a DVI Jedi in our Ultimate Guide to Digital Vehicle Inspections.
Ever wonder how you can grow your parts profit margin? Want to understand how a parts matrix works? Learn how to use Tekmetric’s parts markup matrix to maximize your shop’s gross profit! A parts markup matrix takes the guesswork out of figuring out the fair mark up amount for each part.
Labor guides provide average labor times, but there are many factors that can affect how long a job takes to complete. This guide details what factors to consider, and how to use a labor matrix, custom labor rates, and labor guide markups to optimize your shop’s labor profits.
Should you categorize that part as inventory or stock? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors, and getting the right categorization for each part is crucial for maintaining healthy profit margins while minimizing the risk of rush orders and frustrated customers.
Parts management is a critical function of any auto repair shop business, so it’s important to follow best practices. Learn how often your shop should reconcile parts payments, when it’s worth hiring a dedicated parts manager, and how to ensure that each part is being billed correctly.
In auto repair, there are many moving parts to keep track of. By reconciling your parts orders on both repair orders and purchase orders, you can easily check to see what’s going on, protecting your shop from incidents where you are losing money due to overages, slip-ups, theft, and overcharges.
As your shop establishes more relationships with parts vendors, consider using the accrual basis of accounting. By accruing your expenses before they hit your bank account, you can have a clear idea of your shop's profit margins and feel more confident when investing in your business.
The holiday season is now in full swing, and as a shop owner, you’re probably thinking about how to best lead your team during this time. Between the hot chocolate and the carols, there will be a lot you’ll have to navigate, including holiday pay and time off requests.
Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows business owners to write off the entire cost of a piece of equipment, renovations, or other assets in the first year instead of writing off an asset a little bit at a time over a five, fifteen, or thirty-nine year period.
The holidays are a special time of year when we make memories with the family, give thanks, and spread joy. However, with social distancing guidelines still in effect, this holiday season will look a little different. Here are 10 ways you can still connect with your customers this holiday season.
During this year’s general election, the state of Massachusetts helped open the door for auto repair shops to work on connected cars in the near future. This act benefits all of us who work in independent auto repair.
Goodwill and charity make the holidays a wonderful time of the year. With all the ways to pay it forward, here are our top five way you can give back during the festive season.
As the seasons change, so does the influx of customers in y our shop. Luckily, we have some great tips on how to maintain a healthy sales funnel and rake in business during the slow seasons.
At Tekmetric, we've created the most requested feature by users: true two-way texting. You and your guests can now communicate with each other in a seamless, hassle-free way.
Simply your tasks and improve workflow by getting to know your customers. Taking detailed notes can make it easier to work with even the most difficult clients.
Recently awarded Houston Business Journal's Most Admired CEOs of 2020 - Sunil Patel gives us leadership tips to motivate, collaborate, and innovate.
Learn how you can leverage two of Tekmetric's realtime reports in combination to forecast
Tekmetric is pleased to announce that our co-founder Sunil Patel has been selected by Houston Business Journal as one of the Most Admired CEOs.
What to consider before entering into an auto repair shop partnership.
Generally, there are 3 types of partnerships. Use our thought-provoking assessment before entering a partnership.
Tips on how auto repair shops can use social media to engage and attract customers.
The more efficient your shop is, the better your month-over-month performance will be. Here are 6 strategies you can use to boost team efficiency.
Will there be another round of PPP funding? If there is, will you be ready? Get the latest information about COVID-19 loans for auto repair shops.
We want to provide shop owners with some tips for limiting the risk of exposure and reducing concerns that stem from the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope your auto repair business can use some of these suggestions to help your guests and staff.
This may be an unprecedented time in human history, but it's also an open window for innovation. What you do now will have a big impact on the future of your business.
Protecting your auto repair shop from credit card chargebacks doesn't just start when the payment is being processed. Save yourself the hassle. Here are some tips to prevent chargebacks altogether.
Improve your guest experience & shop efficiency with a contactless payment solution.
Tips on how to keep your auto repair team strong during Coronavirus COVID-19.
Ideas to tweak your auto repair shop business strategy after Coronavirus COVID-19 affected the economy.